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Lara and Harrel’s deluxe, wide rabbit condo

4-wide.jpgLara and Harrel are two very lucky (and spoiled) house rabbits. Their humans, Robert and Rosanna, have gone all out in building the biggest and fanciest rabbit condo I have ever seen.

Rob used the basic rabbit condo plans on my video as his starting point and then designed and built an expanded, luxury condo that is four panels wide (56-inches). The picture on the left is Rob’s first condo for Lara. (You can click on the thumbnail to see a larger photo.)

condofortwo.jpgBut, after they added Harrel to the family, Rob used his computer designing skills to dream up an even bigger, fancier rabbit residence.  You can see more of Rob’s pictures and plans on a 6-page booklet he created, “Conceptual Living for the Modern House Rabbit.” Rob has very kindly given us permission to make copies of his booklet available at no charge. Click here to download the booklet.

If you find this information valuable, please consider helping VRRA by downloading the new ebook, “Little Mutt.” Your $7 donation will be shared by VRRA and AMREF. Click here for more about the “Little Mutt” book.

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Time: December 26, 2012, 10:32 pm

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Time: January 1, 2013, 1:51 am

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Time: March 6, 2013, 3:55 pm

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Time: March 25, 2013, 4:39 pm

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